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“Yet another church on the Camino”

Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Encina
Ranked #8 of 19 things to do in Ponferrada
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you are doing the Camino like me, by this stage you will have seen numerous churches. This isn't among the best but still nice to visit, especially since recently many of the churches that we saw weren't open, so it was good to see that this one was.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My visit was of total solitude and all visitors were silent. That of itself was amazing. However, the church itself is really not all that special compared to others in the region (Burgos, Salamanca, Leon)

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Huge church made from stone in the centre of old town. Very pretty Gothic altar piece and lovely cool , quite and restful place. Graffiti on walls was offensive and really spoilt the old town - ,this seems to be a problem in Spain.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Very close to the castle this Basilica is well worth finding. Near the tourist office and the other side of the museo de la radio. Nice building from the outside and fairly large building and you may see many backpackers enter here to visit and get their pilgrim passports stamped. Very interesting architecture inside and stunning Altar carvings that are coloured gold. Other amazing and detailed architecture in side Chapels that are inside. Excellent Organ and really great looking ceiling. Well worth coming into the church to rest and wonder at the inside.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Date of experience: November 2018
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